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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was on Sunday evening set ablaze by hoodlums.
The Eastern Updates reports that hoodlums razed down the building in the early hours of Sunday.
INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed this in a tweet.
The tweet quoted INEC’s Resident Commissioner for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, as saying the incident occurred around 10am.
While properties and the building were destroyed, no casualty was recorded.
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Some of the properties razed down included 340 ballot boxes, 14 power generators, 130 voting cubicles, large water storage tanks, office furniture, and a large number of voter cards which has not been ascertained at the time of the report.
INEC reports that this is the third attack on their facility after the offices in Ogun and Osun states were attacked on the 10th of November 2022.
In a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, INEC lamented that it was the third attack on its council offices in less than three weeks.
‘The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ebonyi State, Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, reported that our Izzi council office located in Iboko, was set ablaze yesterday.
‘Although, no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside were destroyed.
‘Sadly, this is the third attack on our local government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun states on November 10, 2022,’ INEC said in the statement.
The Eastern Updates reports that investigations into the matter has already commenced.